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The U.S. Supreme Court re-imposed the death penalty on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday, reversing a federal appeals court’s decision to void the sentence.

In its 6-3 decision, the court rejected the Tsarnaev defense’s argument that the judge at his 2015 trial improperly restricted the questioning of prospective jurors and was wrong to exclude evidence of a separate crime two years before the bombing, NBC News reported.

Tsarnaev was convicted of helping his older brother to kill runners during the 2013 Boston Marathon by detonating two pressure cooker bombs neat the finish line, killing three and injuring hundreds.

Ultimately, Tsarnaev was sentenced to death for his act of terrorism.

However, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit vacated the sentence, with a focus on the claim that the jurors weren’t asked how much they knew about the case before they ended up on the jury.

The SCOTUS, though, disagreed. Clarence Thomas noted the court has discretion on how to question potential jurors and, “That discretion does not vanish when a case garners public attention.”

It is also of note that neither Tsarnaev nor his defense team ever denied he was guilty of the attack.

We all should be hopeful that this terrorist gets his just deserts as soon as possible.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

 

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